George S. Riggs, son of early-day Tammany settlers, passes at 82.
George S. Riggs, 82, a lifelong resident of Nez Perce County and member of a pioneer farming family, died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lewiston Convalescent Center.
Riggs suffered a stroke in 1971 and had been in ill health since then. His home was at 3900 Waha Road.
He was born Jan. 25, 1892, on a Snake River ranch at the mouth of Tammany Creek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Riggs. The Riggs family was one of the first to settle in the Tammany area south of Lewiston. His mother was Agnes Wheatcroft.
Riggs began farming in Tammany in 1913 and at the time of his death still owned farmland in the Redbird area.
A longtime member of the Lewiston Gun Club, Riggs at one time was a member of a shooting team composed of himself and four of his brothers. He was a member of the Lewiston Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his widow, the former Georgia Mounce, whom he married at Lewiston Feb. 6, 1952; two daughters, Mary Jane Helpman, Lewiston, and Betty Jo Hutchinson, Tacoma; three brothers, Willis Riggs and Al Riggs, both of Lewiston, and Sylvester Riggs, Metalline Falls, Wash., two sisters, Marie Chandler and Ann Huddleston, both of Lewiston; five granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
The body is at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home. Services are pending.
Lewiston Morning Tribune - November 13, 1974
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